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Single batch logon script for multiple users

Posted on 2006-06-16
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Hi I'm currenly using kixtart for my logon. Its clean & easy. But for VPN users, the script window takes a long time to shut down, for some it doens't & when they try to force it to close it restarts the PC.

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Case @UserId = "jon"
   USE M: "\\server\ADMIN"
   AddPrinterConnection("\\server\printer1")
   SetDefaultPrinter("\\server\printer1")

Case @UserId = "sam""
   USE L: "\\server\DELIVERY"
   AddPrinterConnection("\\server\printer2")
   SetDefaultPrinter("\\server\printer2")

Case @UserId = "tim"
   USE S: "\\server\SALES"
   AddPrinterConnection("\\server\printer2")
   SetDefaultPrinter("\\server\printer2")
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Is it possible to have this re-written for .bat? Can someone show me?


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Question by:titanax
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Lee W, MVP earned 168 total points
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CLS is pointless - I never bother.

What I used to do for VPN clients is check their IP info and if they were connected via VPN, then I had the logon script skip mapping things.  That may or may not work for you. Anyway, here's the batch file.

IF "%username%" = "jon" (
    Net Use M: \\server\adminc
    con2prt /cd \\server\printer1
)
IF "%username%" = "sam" (
    Net Use L: \\server\delivery
    con2prt /cd \\server\printer2
)
IF "%username%" = "jon" (
    Net Use S: \\server\sales
    con2prt /cd \\server\printer2
)
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by:Rob Williams
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Rather than using a series of IF/Case statements for all users, is it possible to create individual scripts for each user and add to their profile. I know from a management point of view this adds overhead, but for a VPN user it would eliminate a lot of back and forth "talking" over a slow link.
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by:oBdA
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kix32 is usually faster than batch, so I doubt you'd be faster using batch; this is more likely to be a network communication problem.
Anyway, I doubt that closing the kix logon script *restarts* the PC; it's more likely that the user is only logged off. kix installs its own event handler when run, and it will log off the user if the script is canceled as a precautionary measure.
You can allow terminating the logon script with a "break on" statement.
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by:victornegri
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You can also enable the policy to process logon scripts asynchronously so the user gets their desktop while the script is running. Then they can do work while the script runs and it doesn't matter how long it runs for.

I agree with leew and create a separate Kix32 script that first checks their subnet to see if they're logging on via VPN. You can assign the result to a VPN variable and check it prior to the drive mapping portions of your login script.
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by:titanax
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leew, is "con2prt" a dos command??

"You can allow terminating the logon script with a "break on" statement." - I'n not a kix guru - how'd i write this?

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CLS
break on
Select
Case @UserId = "jon"
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con2ptr is an old and still widely used tool from the NT resource kit for adding/managing printers from the command line, or in a batch file. You can download the resource kit or from:
http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/malagash/Downloads/Printers/con2prt.exe
Instructions:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=181663
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